Learn More About Just Like Home Pet Boarding


About Just Like Home Pet Boarding

Just Like Home offers a range of services to suit your needs. From home-style boarding for small pets, to home visits for all pets, Just Like Home provides personalised care for all of our guests.

Just Like Home Pet Boarding is fully insured with Pet Plan Sanctuary.

We are located in Alconbury Weston, and serve the surrounding areas. We have close connections to the A1 and A14 that are minutes away by car, and we are within 10 miles to the nearest train station (Huntingdon).

Just Like Home was established in April 2017. Our history is below.

About Me!

My name is Helen, and I've always loved animals! I can't remember a time when we haven't had pets. 

I run Just Like Home from our family home located in Alconbury Weston. During the week, I work with babies in a local nursery. Otherwise, you can find me caring for yours or my own pets! You can meet our Home Pets on their own dedicated page!

For your peace of mind, I hold a clear DBS check.


Home-Style Boarding

You can be safe in the knowledge that your pets can be cared for in a home and family environment. They can stay in their own cage, being fed with their own food, which helps them feel settled and secure with familiar items from home around them.

Home Visits

Your pets can stay in their own familiar home environment, and we can visit them up to twice a day. Not only can you be assured your pets are receiving care and attention in their own familiar environment, but we can also collect mail, water plants and keep a general eye on your home.

We can also be booked for garden watering and post collection, even if you don't have pets!

Our History

We’ve come a long way! A brief history of Just Like Home!

20th May 2016 - Meet Leo!

Leo was the best decision I've ever made! I'd gone into a pet shop to pick up an online order for Oswald, my other hamster. I was browsing the charity adoption tanks while I waited. I saw a hamster advertised as "being different from his friends and needing a special home." I wondered what could be so different with Leo? It was at that moment, Leo decided to get up for a drink, and my heart melted! With his one eye, he truly was adorable! At 7.58pm, two minutes before the store closed, I signed the adoption papers and brought Leo home.

August 2016 - We're Going On Holiday!

Being the owner of two hamsters, I had to find suitable pet boarding for them while we went on holiday. I searched and searched for someone I was happy with, and who I could trust to cater for Leo's additional needs. I even considered taking the pair of them on holiday with me! With expensive quotes, or settings that felt like the hamsters would've been "a bit on the side," from rabbit boarding, I eventually settled for a family member. But, I thought how many others have the same issue as me? How many are looking for home-style settings, where they can be fed my choice of food and stay in their own cages? And that's how Just Like Home was born!

April 2017 - The First Guests!

In April 2017, we welcomed our first official guests for boarding and home visits! At this point, we were only taking hamsters, mice, rats, chinchillas and degus for boarding, and we were providing home visits for all animals, and a dog walking service.

July 2017 - Expanding Our Boarding Clients!

In July 2017, we welcomed our first budgie boarders! Since then, we've expanded our boarding guests to include other pets, such as tortoises and leopard geckos.

By October 2017, I was also the proud owner of two hamsters and six mice, so I knew we had to be affordable! Our home bunnies, Florence and Lilah, joined the family in February 2018.

April 2018

April 2018, a year on from welcoming our first guests, indoor rabbits and guinea pigs were added to our accepted boarders! We welcomed our first bunny boarder prior to the Easter weekend.

What our customers are saying

Fantastic, honest, trustworthy, reliable and eager doggy daycare lady who looked after our three legged Staffordshire Bull Terrier. She ensured she knew all about our dog to make sure she could provide him with the best care possible! She gave us regular updates and photos with him so we knew he was okay. She offers great pet care at extremely reasonable prices....highly recommend her!! Will definitely be using you again!

Stacey and Branston